Eamae Mirkin

Work Experience

User Experience Designer at Amazon

Jan 2014 — Present | Seattle, WA

Currently design digital products for couriers and delivery service providers.

Senior User Experience Designer at AKQA

November 2012 - Jan 2014 | San Francisco, CA

Designed actionable experiences from business objectives and abstract creative briefs. Projects include enterprise software services, digital brand properties, retail experiences, and advertising campaigns.

Clients include Verizon, Anheuser-Busch, Activision, Visa, Air Jordan, and Levis.

Interaction Designer + Director at Deeplocal Inc.

September 2009 - November 2012 | Pittsburgh, PA

Helped grow a local digital design studio into an internationally recognized advertising agency. Worked directly with clients to conceive, design, and produce advertising campaigns, products and services.

Agency clients include Weiden + Kenedy, Saatchi & Saatchi, Publicis Modem, AKQA, Razorfish, and Mother New York.
Brand clients include National Geographic Channel, TBS, MillerCoors, Volkswagen, Toyota, and Intel.

Consumer Application Design Intern at Apple Inc.

May 2009 - August 2009 | Cupertino, CA

Designed and prototyped user interface concepts for iLife and related products across multiple hardware platforms. Gained experience with commercial software production and preparing material for executive review.

Interaction Design Intern at Johnson Controls Inc.

May 2008 - August 2008 | Holland, MI

Developed automotive interaction concepts for patentable intellectual property. Projects involved a combination of software, hardware, and voice-based interface design for drivers.

Teaching Assistant at Carnegie Mellon School of Design

May 2008 - August 2008, periodically | Pittsburgh, PA

Helped teach introductory design and drawing courses. Learned how to give criticism tactfully and constructively.

Interdepartmental Assistant at Transformit Inc.

May 2006 - August 2006 + Dec. 2006 - Jan. 2007 | Gorham, ME

Assisted in the design, manufacturing, management, and distribution of industrial fabric products. Developed an understanding of the relationship of departments in a corporate environment.

Telemarketer at Carnegie Mellon Alumni Assoc.

Sept 2005 - May 2006 | Pittsburgh, PA

Cold-called Carnegie Mellon patrons, alumni, parents, and current students to ask for financial gifts to the University. Developed a sense of work ethic and gained experience with persuasive speaking.


Carnegie Mellon University

Fall 2005 - Spring 2009

BFA, Industrial Design, with college and university honors. Concentrated studies in product design, communication design, and electronic media. Member of IDSA and AIGA student chapters.

Maine College of Art

Fall 2000 - Summer 2005

Studied design and fine art through continuing studies programs.

University of Southern Maine

Spring 2003 - Spring 2005

Studied physics, chemistry and calculus.


Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association Summit

Presented on interactive advertising and generating earned media.

AdAge IDEA Conference

Presented on creating advertising campaigns that extend beyond traditional media.

Smashing Magazine

Featured in showcase for generative motion graphics created with custom software.

AIGA Pittsburgh Context Exhibition

Awarded for excellence in interaction and motion design 2007 and 2008.

Johnson Controls Intern Award

Awarded for most innovative presentation.

School of Design Student Merit Award

Recognized for outstanding work among Junior Industrial Design Students at Carnegie Mellon.



  • Product design
  • Information architecture
  • Interaction design
  • Visual communication

Business + Soft Skills

  • Project managment
  • Presenting to clients and senior stakeholders
  • Explaining design to people from other disciplines


  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Bohemian Coding Sketch
  • Timult Hype
  • Serif Affinity Design + Affinity Photo
  • HTML / CSS / Javascript
  • Java / Processing
  • C++ / OpenFrameworks


  • Appearance modeling
  • Embedded electronics
  • Basic mechanics